Also during the seventh and penultimate hour of the first F1 test day in Barcelona, the drivers make the laps together. Max Verstappen is still in the lead for most laps with 149 laps. The Red Bull driver went through the grass for a moment, but a lap later he improved his personal fastest lap to 1: 17.516. The fastest man of the day Lewis Hamilton took a few thousandths of his time and leads the field with 1: 16.976.
In the afternoon, Verstappen spun twice at the last chicane on the Circuit de Catalunya, but both times he could continue his way without damage. Verstappen was able to push again shortly before 5 p.m. and that initially led to a trip through the grass. Max rode on and a lap later he improved his fastest time. With that, Verstappen took fourth place back from Daniil Kvyat who had gone to 1: 17.698 half an hour earlier.
F1 test day Barcelona day 1 during 5 p.m.
POS DRIVER NATIONALITY TEAM TIME LAPS
1 Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m16.976s 72
2 Valtteri Bottas FIN Mercedes AMG Petronas 1m17.313s 79
3 Sergio Perez MEX BWT Racing Point F1 Team 1m17.375s 58
4 Max Verstappen NED Red Bull Racing 1m17.516s 149
5 Daniil Kvyat RUS Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda 1m17.698s 90
6 Carlos Sainz ESP McLaren F1 Team 1m18.001s 138
7 Esteban Ocon FRA Renault F1 Team 1m18.004s 62
8 Daniel Ricciardo AUS Renault F1 Team 1m18.096s 36
9 George Russell GBR ROKiT Williams Racing 1m18.168s 73
10 Lance Stroll CAN BWT Racing Point F1 Team 1m18.282s 31
11 Charles Leclerc MON Scuderia Ferrari 1m18.289s 109
12 Nicholas Latifi CAN ROKiT Williams Racing 1m18.382s 55
13 Robert Kubica POL Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen 1m18.386s 59
14 Kevin Magnussen DEN Haas F1 Team 1m18.466s 92
15 Antonio Giovinazzi ITA Alfa Romeo Racing Orlen 1m20.096s 50